Isaiah 38 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Around this time Hizkiyahu became ill to the point of death. Yesha'yahu the prophet, the son of Amotz, came and said to him, "Here is what ADONAI says: 'Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not live.'" 1 In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, "This is what the LORD says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover."
2 Hizkiyahu turned his face toward the wall and prayed to ADONAI: 2 Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD,
3 "I plead with you, ADONAI, remember now how I have lived before you truly and wholeheartedly, and how I have done what you see as good." And he cried bitter tears. 3 "Remember, O LORD, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes." And Hezekiah wept bitterly.
4 Then the word of ADONAI came to Yesha'yahu: 4 Then the word of the LORD came to Isaiah:
5 "Go and tell Hizkiyahu that this is what ADONAI, the God of David your ancestor, says: 'I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; therefore I will add fifteen years to your life. 5 "Go and tell Hezekiah, 'This is what the LORD, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life.
6 Also I will rescue you and this city from the power of the king of Ashur; I will defend this city. 6 And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city.
7 The sign for you from ADONAI that ADONAI will do what he said is 7 " 'This is the LORD's sign to you that the LORD will do what he has promised:
8 that I will cause the shadow of the sundial, which has started going down on the sundial of Achaz, to go backward ten intervals.'" So the sun went back ten intervals of the distance it had already gone down. 8 I will make the shadow cast by the sun go back the ten steps it has gone down on the stairway of Ahaz.' " So the sunlight went back the ten steps it had gone down.
9 After Hizkiyahu king of Y'hudah had been ill and had recovered, he wrote the following: 9 A writing of Hezekiah king of Judah after his illness and recovery:
10 "I once said: 'In the prime of life I am going off to the gates of Sh'ol. I am being deprived of living out the full span of my life.' 10 I said, "In the prime of my life must I go through the gates of death and be robbed of the rest of my years?"
11 "I said, 'I will never again see Yah, Yah in the land of the living; I will look on human beings no more or be with those who live in this world. 11 I said, "I will not again see the LORD, the LORD, in the land of the living; no longer will I look on mankind, or be with those who now dwell in this world.
12 My home is uprooted and taken away from me like a shepherd's tent. Like a weaver, I have rolled up my life; he cuts me off from the loom. Between day and night you could finish me off. 12 Like a shepherd's tent my house has been pulled down and taken from me. Like a weaver I have rolled up my life, and he has cut me off from the loom; day and night you made an end of me.
13 I try to be strong like a lion till morning, but still my illness breaks all my bones - between day and night you could finish me off. 13 I waited patiently till dawn, but like a lion he broke all my bones; day and night you made an end of me.
14 I make little chattering sounds like a swallow, I moan aloud like a dove, My eyes are weary with looking upward. Adonai, I am overwhelmed; guarantee my life!' 14 I cried like a swift or thrush, I moaned like a mourning dove. My eyes grew weak as I looked to the heavens. I am troubled; O Lord, come to my aid!"
15 "What is there that I can say? He has spoken to me and acted! I will go humbly all my years, remembering how bitter I was. 15 But what can I say? He has spoken to me, and he himself has done this. I will walk humbly all my years because of this anguish of my soul.
16 Adonai, by these things people live; in all these is the life of my spirit. You're restoring my health and giving me life 16 Lord, by such things men live; and my spirit finds life in them too. You restored me to health and let me live.
17 though instead of peace, I felt very bitter. You desired my life and preserved it from the nothingness pit; for you threw all my sins behind your back. 17 Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. In your love you kept me from the pit of destruction; you have put all my sins behind your back.
18 "Sh'ol cannot thank you, death cannot praise you; those descending to the pit cannot hope for your truth. 18 For the grave cannot praise you, death cannot sing your praise; those who go down to the pit cannot hope for your faithfulness.
19 The living, the living - they can thank you, as I do today; fathers will make their children know about your faithfulness. 19 The living, the living--they praise you, as I am doing today; fathers tell their children about your faithfulness.
20 ADONAI is ready to save me; hence we will make our stringed instruments sound all the days of our life in the house of ADONAI." 20 The LORD will save me, and we will sing with stringed instruments all the days of our lives in the temple of the LORD.
21 Then Yesha'yahu said, "Have them take a fig-plaster and apply it to the inflammation, and he will recover." 21 Isaiah had said, "Prepare a poultice of figs and apply it to the boil, and he will recover."
22 Hizkiyahu asked, "What sign will there be that I will be able to go up to the house of ADONAI?" 22 Hezekiah had asked, "What will be the sign that I will go up to the temple of the LORD?"